Divided over dictator, Spain to exhume Franco's remains
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities will remove Francisco Franco's remains from a state mausoleum on Thursday, seeking to exorcise the ghost of a dictator whose legacy still divides the country more than four decades after his death.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump continue to have close relations and trust, with Kim calling the relationship "special," North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Thursday.
Ecuador's indigenous group says government talks on hold due to 'persecution'
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's indigenous movement said on Wednesday that it paused talks with President Lenin Moreno because of the government's "persecution" of the group's leaders since a halt to violent anti-austerity protests.
U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg honored for women's, human rights work
NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has championed women's rights on the nation's highest court, was awarded a prestigious $1 million prize on Wednesday as a "lifelong trailblazer for human rights and gender equality."
UK's Javid sees BoE governor appointment this autumn: ITV
LONDON (Reuters) - The appointment process for the next governor of the Bank of England is on track and an appointment will be made this autumn, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Wednesday.
Franco exhumation a political game that debases his legacy, grandson says
MADRID, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A decision by Spain's government to remove Francisco Franco's remains from a state mausoleum is simply an act of political opportunism ahead of next month's election, the late dictator's oldest grandson and namesake said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 2-U.S. says supports Lebanese people's call for action for economic reform
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Lebanese people are "rightfully angered" with their government over its refusal to tackle corruption and Washington supports their right to demonstrate peacefully, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.
Forecast points to deepening Illinois budget deficit
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' budget deficit will top $3 billion and its pile of overdue bills will hit a new record high by fiscal 2025 if the state's "unsustainable" tax structure remains in place, according to a five-year forecast released on Wednesday by the governor's budget office.
Trump promotes pulling U.S. from Paris climate accord in speech touting 'America First'
PITTSBURGH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday affirmed plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process.
EXPLAINER-Chile's inequality challenge: What went wrong and can it be fixed?
SANTIAGO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Chile, known as one of Latin America's wealthiest, most stable and peaceful countries, is in the grip of a political and economic upheaval with thousands of people protesting since Oct. 6 after the government increased public transportation fares.
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